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|Pulling The Complete First Season|
Actors: Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks, Rebekah Staton, Cavan Clerkin
Director: Tristram Shapeero
The Complete Six-Part Season Of The BBC/Sundance Channel Comedy Hit — In the tradition of THE OFFICE comes the BAFTA-nominated series that critics on both sides of the Atlantic have called the dark side of SEX & THE CITY an... more »
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Thomas S. Gleeson | New York | 06/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This comedy is hilarious. Don't take my word for it. Pulling Seasons 1 and 2 were nominated for BAFTA Awards. The writing is killer, and the acting is fantastic.
It may not have the high (read: moneyed) production values of some of the more lavish American comedies (set in wealthy homes in New York and L.A.) - the world of Pulling is a gritty, realistic world - but this only adds to the brilliance of Pulling and the believability of the characters. I was completely drawn into the drama of their lives, and found myself believing all of their ridiculous, self destructive antics, which is what made it so very, very funny.
Pulling is genius. I can't wait for Season 2 to come out on DVD."
LOVE THIS SHOW!
M. Eli | 09/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show is wonderful, intelligent, honest, dark and soda out the nose hilarious. I fell in love with in the first 5 minutes. This is a great show if you are a woman who is looking for something that doesn't shove fairy tale BS and traditional gender roles down your throat. This is the exact opposite. The women are horrible, the men are horrible, EVERYONE is horrible and in the most amusing ways. For the sick and twisted woman in your life."
Not Everyone's Brilliance
B. Coleman | 08/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show isn't for everyone, no (what is?). It is brilliant, yes. But you might hate it - or, worse, just go "meh" - though probably only if you're expecting it to be something it isn't. That's because its humor - like most humor - isn't for everyone. But, rest assured, this means that if it does hit your funny bone, it *really* hits it, as it doesn't go for the broad "everyman" humor of sitcoms that is so depersonalized (and depersonalizing). Which is frankly sort of a contradiction (or would be, if we weren't all weened on over-broad, over-safe comedy), as this show derives its humor from the absurdity of life in the reality we share. That's where this show shines, by taking the everyday, the downright droll, and mining it for the humor that is there, that each of us goes through, but that we don't necessarily see the "funny" in just as a goldfish doesn't see the water, since, well, it's soaking in it. Or rather, I presume that's the case, as I've never been a goldfish. We're all soaking in the absurdity of life every single day, but Pulling gives us a new perspective, a distance, which allows us to see it for what it is. So sure, in some ways there's darkness to it, but then that's true for life, isn't it? However, to call this show 'dark' is sort of missing the point. So is saying it's anti-this or the antidote-to-that. Because here's what the show is: a unique creation, that stands on its own, and doesn't need to be held up to anything, compare or contrast. Here's also what it is: a show that illustrates not the darkness of life, but rather the humor surrounding even dark things (or the no-things), that exists not only despite the everyday, but because of it. The plot, the writing, the acting, the production - all of it succeeds where others have failed precisely because it is tone-perfect, note-perfect, reality-perfect, all by being true to itself. And that seems to be one of the hardest things to achieve, as so few ever pull it off. But Pulling does. To brilliance."